High profile pastor John Gray, the founder of Relentless Church, has been hospitalized with severe pulmonary embolism.
Pastor Gray, the leader of the Greenville, South Carolina megachurch, is currently in hospital in a critical condition with multiple blood clots.
His family and church are calling for a miracle, given blood clots are very dangerous and can easily kill. In an Instagam post, the pastor’s wife, Aventer Gray, shared: “Hello family. My family and I stand in need of a miracle. Please keep my husband @realjohngray in your prayers.
“After feeling a little different over the past couple weeks, he went to the ER on Thursday evening and was immediately admitted to CCU with a saddle Pulmonary Embolism in the pulmonary artery and more lung blood clots. The Saddle PE is in a position that could potentially end his life if it shifts at all.
“The clot burden is severe and only God is holding it in place. He is currently in CCU and based on CT & Echo we will need two types of surgery due to the pressure now on the heart within the next 24 hours. To place this in perspective, the doctor said that people have come into the hospital dead with this exact scenario he walked in with.
“The Doctor said God has to keep him through the night and he can not move, not even get up to walk to a bathroom.”
She continued: “God isn’t done! I don’t care what CT, ECHO, All or any of the tests show! It’s clear God isn’t finished. Clots have to bow to my God! That’s all!
“I need as many people who believe in the miracle healing power Of Jesus Christ to join me and my family and our church as we cry out on behalf of John W. Gray III. I’m rocking with God, Relentlessly!”
The pastor is being transferred to a hospital in Atlanta for additional treatment.
Gray was the associate pastor at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church before leaving to start his own church. Opera’s OWN television network documented the Grays in its The Book of John Gray series, which ran for three seasons.
The show was canceled in 2020 when the church had an open dispute with the former pastors of Relentless, Ron and Hope Carpenter, over unpaid rent. The ugly legal battle not only got messier by the day, but was played out in public, with news that Gray was to pay Ron Carpenter a $6.25 million ($250,000 a year over 25 years) retirement package.